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Golf Tournament Raises Money for Cancer Care and Hospice Services

May 31, 2011

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation held its 26th Anniversary Golf Tournament on Monday, May 16th at Sunol Valley Golf Club. The tournament brings together friends of Washington Hospital and local golfers to raise money for hospice care and cancer services at Washington Hospital.

The fundraising event featured a barbecue lunch, putting contest, buffet dinner, raffle, silent auction, live auction and awards ceremony. This year, approximately 170 golfers enjoyed a great day out on the course and more than 230 guests attended dinner.

"It was another successful year, with proceeds totaling just over $100,000," says Angus Cochran, Executive Director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. "The golfers and volunteers were good sports braving a spot of rain to help support Washington Hospital. Thanks are due to our sponsors, whose support generated a healthy charitable contribution."

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament is held in memory of longtime Fremont businessman Gene Angelo Pessagno. Mr. Pessagno was a founding member of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation and served as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Many sincere thanks to Laura Pessagno and her family for their continued support of the tournament.

This year’s tournament was organized by chairman Lamar Hinton and members of the tournament committee, who all worked tirelessly to ensure a wonderful day of golf and an entertaining awards banquet.

"The annual golf tournament is always a great event," says Cochran.  "The success of the tournament is a testament to the loyalty of our volunteers who year after year help organize the day on the course. I am deeply grateful to golfers, sponsors, and volunteers alike."

The Corporate Challenge Cup winner was Fremont Bank, represented by Mike Wallace, Dr. Chris Louie, Kevin Smith and Bobby Jones. Mike Wallace is the First Vice President of the Washington Township Health Care District Board.

Men’s Palm Course winners were Garth Smith, Greg Harrison, Paul Bunton, and Steve Calcagno. Men’s Cypress Course winners were Cory Christiansen, Ryan Brick and Jeff Wicks. Mixed Cypress Course winners were Franklin Lowe, Keith Symmons, Ronnie and Lynn Heller. Women’s Cypress Course winner was the Center for Joint Replacement team of Kristin Pulaski, Alisa Curry, Tina Rau and Beth Walker. Longest Drive winners were Keith Poch, Willy Langenhuizen and Alisa Curry. Closest to the pin winners were Derek Steinmetz and Mike Anderson. 50/50 winners were Paul Bunton and George Smith

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors for their support:


Fremont Bank


California Cardiovascular Consultants and Medical Associates

Freed & Associates

Janice Futch-Claridge

Professional Home Care Associates

Principal Financial Group

VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.

Gonsalves & Kozachenko


1st United Services Credit Union

Nancy Farber

Jacobs Engineering

Oakland Athletics

Payden & Rygel

Quest Media & Supplies, Inc.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

The Stahl Companies, Inc.

Swinerton Builders


Vintaco, Inc.

Washington Outpatient Surgery Center

Washington Township Medical Foundation


Fremont Emergency Medical Group, Inc.


Royal Ambulance

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Dr. Bernard and Nancy Stewart

Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors


Magnussen's Lexus of Fremont